Clear Aligners – An Orthodontic Approach to Straighter Teeth

Discover the newest way to get your teeth straightened. At Hough Orthodontics, we offer the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners like Invisalign. Dr. Hough has taken clear aligners to a new standard by cutting out the middle man.  The office has its own 3D printer, so the entire clear aligner process now happens within the office, not an off-site lab.
From teens to working adults, clear aligner systems are a great fit for people of all ages because they are virtually invisible. Clear aligners allow everyone to discreetly straighten their smile!

Professionals that Care About Your Smile AND Health

One of the most important aspects to consider when moving your teeth is your jaw. If you move your teeth without considering the position of your jaw, years of potential issues can arise including headaches, jaw popping, jaw locking, and ear pain. This is why you should always go through a specially-trainer orthodontist when considering clear aligners of any kind.

Unfortunately, many providers are not prepared with the well-rounded education you need to provide complete orthodontic care. Orthodontists like Dr. Hough go through years of specialized training to make sure clear aligners will work for your smile AND your overall oral health. For more information on why seeing a specialist for your orthodontic care, click here to read our blog!


We Choose What’s Best for You

Hough Orthodontics offers a variety of different clear aligner options (including Invisalign) for each individual case. The best way to determine which system best suits your needs is to come in for your FREE Smile Assessment where Dr. Hough will do a complete orthodontic evaluation and consultation. You will leave with a complete understanding of your orthodontic options, all of your financial questions addressed, and a supportive team waiting to join you in your journey for the perfect smile.

Invisalign® FAQ’s

You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.

Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.

An “All Star Smile” is waiting for you at Hough Orthodontics! Contact us for your FREE smile assessment at (636) 391-1959 or make an appointment.

Manchester Office

673 Big Bend Rd.,
Manchester, MO 63021
(636) 391-1959


O’Fallon Office

2315 Technology Dr.,  #125
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 561-9006